Jana Boušková belongs to the elite category of the world renowned harpists, who are thanks to their distinct artistic qualities invited to the most prestigious world scenes. Furthermore, Jana Boušková as an outstanding personality forms the harp repertoire and technique at the world level. The world acclaimed artist from the USA – prof. Susan McDonald – has qualified Jana Boušková as a talent of the century and the world reviewers rate her performances in similar way and emphasize especially breathtaking technique perfection, brilliant precision, esprit, profoundness, etheric sensitivity and power of her expression. Moreover, Jana Boušková together with her professor and mother Libuše Váchalová are discoverers and authors of some adaptations of distinguished compositions of the Czech repertoire, e.g. Vltava (Moldau) by Bedřich Smetana, or the compositions by Antonín Dvořák or Josef Suk, which considerably enriched the world harp repertoire. Apart from her artistic cooperation with the leading orchestras she devotes to chamber music with the musicians such as Maxim Vengerov, Christian Tetzlaff, Yury Bashmet, Mstislav Rostropovitch, Radek Baborák, Emmanuel Pahud, Mathieu Defour, Patrick Gallois, Sharon Kam and others.
Jana Bouskova is a brilliant harpist. Her playing has always fascinated me. She is probably the most impressive virtuoso I have ever heard. Her dexterity is phenomenal. As a colleague, one just has to bow down to it. Jana doesn’t use any security nets, goes for risks and likes to always be on the edge. The mixture of her great will power and her Kamikaze streak confers to her performances a tension and a rare intensity.Marie-Pierre Langlamet | solo harpist of Berliner Philharmoniker
Ever since winning the gold medal at the USA international harp contest, Jana has been thrilling audiences with her superb artistry and amazing musicality. Her performances are always exciting and her sparkling personality infuses each solo with fascinating insights and exciting virtuosity. She is unique and my hope is that audiences throughout the world will have the opportunity to experience her great artistry.Prof. Susann McDonald | Distinguished Professor of Music Indiana University, Emeritus Artistic Director The World Harp Congress
Jana Boušková’s ability to make musical structures clear, read behind the notes and deliver the meaning of each composition she plays, is fantastic. Unique are her sensitivity and her specially recognizable sound that she gets out of her instrument. Besides that Jana is a wonderful and warm human being and her openness makes it easy for her to connect with the audience right away.Christian Arming | Music Director, Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liege